Individual bicultural identity and cultural intelligence: Increasing positive attitudes toward diversity

M. Fernanda Wagstaff*, Si Hyun Kim, Fernando R. Jiménez Arévalo, Said Al-Riyami, Esperanza Huerta

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Purpose: This paper aims to examine the relationship between individual bicultural identity and attitudes toward diversity. The authors also theorize and test the mechanism through which individual bicultural identity will be more likely to result in positive attitudes toward diversity. Design/methodology/approach: The authors collected survey data drawing from two different samples and two different measures of attitudes toward diversity. To test the hypotheses, the authors conducted structural equation modeling analyses. Findings: The authors found that individual bicultural identity increases positive attitudes toward diversity and cultural intelligence partially mediates this relationship. Individual bicultural identity increases positive attitudes to others not necessarily known to us. Originality/value: The authors integrate the cultural intelligence framework and the common in-group identity model in assessing the role of cultural intelligence in both individual bicultural identity and attitudes toward diversity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-45
Number of pages17
JournalManagement Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Attitudes
  • Attitudes towards diversity
  • Cross-cultural
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Individual bicultural identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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